Creating a Circle of Recovery for Mothers with the Lived Experience of using Alcohol or other Substance while Pregnant

11:00am - May 17, 2023 thru 12:00pm - May 17, 2023 | Timezone: US/Mountain
Mountain Plains ATTC
Registration Deadline: May 16, 2023
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This one-hour webinar will focus on the complexities around substance use and pregnancy. The presenter will provide a brief overview of the current research on prenatal alcohol and other substance exposure. Many people with this experience face on-going stigma, bias, loss of their children, and debilitating shame that can place them at higher risk for relapse. As a solution and to provide support for the many issues that mothers in recovery face Recovering Mothers Anonymous (RMA) was created. The RMA is an on-line weekly live (Zoom) resource, that is available for people with the lived experience and those currently in treatment. Attendees will learn more details about the RMA, who attends, and how their treatment centers can participate.

At the end of this webinar, participants will be able to:

  • Discuss difficulties that mothers with the lived experience of substance use during pregnancy face.
  • Describe some of the possible effects on fetal development from various exposures.
  • Discuss how not addressing issues around use and pregnancy can lead to relapse.
  • Describe how treatment centers can offer the RMA as a regular group for their patients.